Whether you are renting or you own your own home, there are many things you can do to turn your home into something entirely different. If you are looking for ways to make your home fit your personality, then look no further. There are a lot of unique ways to make your home your castle, so let’s go into the idea part of the process.

First, do you have some spare space? If not in the house maybe look further out, to the garage. If all fails, it might even need to be something out in your yard, a nice entertainment area or make a nice yoga area for relaxing. Bear in mind to keep your better half in the loop, it might be a project you both do together.

So, when you have found where the space will be, make a budget of what you can spend to make it ‘your space’! When it comes to this space, think of it as an investment to your happiness and how it will spruce up your home. So, it’s a win/win situation, and who doesn’t want to have there own private peace of paradise.

The big question is what makes you happy?

Below is a list of things I could think of, but this space can be anything you can imagine.

  • Yoga- This can be a de-stressor, so if you’re a high strung person this could be a great option.
  • Office- Become a blogger, write a novel, learn to draw. I am dyslexic and blogging is something I thought I would never enjoy, but with all the tools available today I am far from the best blogger but it is something I’m feeling more comfortable doing.
  • Gym- You can do this on the cheap, by just keeping an eye out on trademe. Some fantastic deals come up, if you don’t have a trailer or an Ute, you can always pay someone to pick it up for you.
  • Man cave/woman cave/family room- Doesn’t matter which one you pick; they all can be a fun space to spend your time in.
  • Sewing room- Have a lot of plastic containers to keep all your fabrics tidy. My sewing room was full of those red/blue/white strip travelling bags, which made it really hard to find the fabrics I accumulated over the years. The translucent containers are manageable and you have a good idea what’s in which one.
  • Wine cellar- If you are a wine fanatic, then why not have a room to express your passion?
  • Reading space (Buy a nice comfortable chair and you are set)
  • Gaming- Depending on what game you want to play; your gaming room can be quite cheap. Depending on if you want board games, roll play or even electronic, a bargain can always be found, i will stay away from the debate between console and PC and let this be something you and your family will have to decide.
  • Art room/scrapbooking- The typical art room was full of paint and canvas but doesn’t need to be these days. An Apple pen and an iPad can make this a tidy hobby and easy to store all your pictures. My daughter just got an apple pen for her birthday and she still goes between water colours, paints and the apple pen. Whichever you like, do it.
  • Learn to cook something different- you might have the things you need already, but you can spruce it up and enjoy cooking in your own kitchen. I love Chinese dishes, but going out is hard with work/location, so I am learning to bring takeout night to us. I find this very satisfying and I’m learning dishes I didn’t even know about.
  • Karate or one of it’s alternatives- Cheap! Can be a great family thing to do together on a weeknight. We just move all the furniture when we want to do this but making an area for this activity, would save time.
  • Learning another language- get pictures of the country’s language you want to learn. Make your room reflect its culture and pin words of the day up, this has a potential to make an inspiration wall. A great free website is Duolingo. This is where my family and I are learning to speak portuguese.

What are you going to turn your space into?

If you don’t have the space or if you like to volunteer, why not try Volunteering for something in your community? It’s a great way to meet people and do your share for your community.Its a good way to upskill and get you out of your comfort zone. If you join Fire and Emergency you will go away on a recruits training course, you will learn a lot of life skills. My husband loved the training course and, in addition, it helped ensure that your ‘emergency plan’ is up-to date and effective. So, if something was to happen, we have a go bag, a way out and transport for our animals. The recent bush fires in Australia show the importance of being ready to go at a moments notice. It is so sad how many animals get lost and hurt in natural distastes, as a result of people didn’t think of ‘what if’? a great resource if your a pet owner is animalevac.

Doesn’t matter if you have room in your house, backyard, outsource by moving to volunteering. There is a space perfect for you to have something that’s yours, something that can de-stress and make you happy.

I hope you find that space that’s yours.

By TopNotch Agents

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